G.449. Pseudechinolaena Stapf

Description of the genus

Annual grass (in ours) confined to shady places in evergreen forests. Inflorescence composed of 1-sided racemes. Spikelets laterally flattened. Lower glume shorter (3/4) to as long as the spikelet. Upper glume gibbous with tubercle-based hooks and sometimes with wings. Upper lemma laterally flattened.

Worldwide: 6 species; 5 confined to Madagascar, the other (P. polystachya) pantropical

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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polystachya (Kunth) StapfNNDescription

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Wikipedia: Pseudechinolaena
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pseudechinolaena

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Pseudechinolaena.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=189, retrieved 27 January 2023

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